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Pan American Open 2012

by on Dec.20, 2011, under Competitions

Pan American Open 2012
FAI World Cup Contest and Championship

February 14, 2012; Lost Hills, California


The Pan American Open is both an individual FAI World Cup event, as well as a team championship; open to all participants regardless of nationality, and any self formed team, regardless of the nationality of the members.


Teams must be entered prior to the start of the contest, and are to be self arranged by the competitors themselves.   The composition of the teams, consisting of up to three members participating in the same class, is entirely up to the contestants.

Individual participants may join the contest without a team affiliation and only compete for the individual awards.


(F1A, F1B, and F1C)

February 14, 2012

Round 1*:         8AM

Round 2:           9AM

Round 3:           10AM

Round 4:           11AM

Round 5:           12PM

Round 6:           1PM

Round 7:           2PM

Flyoffs**:          To be Decided

*First Round Max, conditions permitting: F1A: 210; F1B: 240; F1C: 240

**The last flyoff flight may be to the ground or out of sight, weather permitting.  This is to permit to the contest to end on the same day.


1) Trophies will be awarded to the top three contestants in each class, and medals to the members of the top three teams in each class.

2) Certificates of participation and a copy of the official results will be given to all contestants.


The entry fee for all classes and participants is $30 USD per person, payable on the field.  This fee is waived for all junior participants, who can participate at no charge.

There is no additional entry fee for teams, so everyone is encouraged to form into teams and compete for the team awards.  Fees must be paid prior to the start of the contest.


– Contestants and teams will time each other’s flights.

– Flying from the flight line will occur without pole positions (no position switch between rounds)
– Team scores will be calculated as the total of all flights of all team members, including fly-offs (if any).

– Using motorcycles to affect the flight of the model in any way will not be permitted.

– F1C Competitors must provide their own fuel.

– Unless otherwise specified, FAI Sporting Codes Apply

– All Competitors must have AMA Insurance

– All Competitors must be members of the Lost Hills Free Flight Association

– This is an FAI sanctioned event.  A valid FAI license is required

– All scorecards must be submitted by each participant to the scorekeeper by the end of each round.


AMA Contest Director:

Hector Diaz

(661) 834-1063


Field Director:

Peter Allnutt

(661)  763-5039

Contest Organizer:

Chris Lenartowicz

(416) 698-5325

FAI Jury:

Jim Parker (USA)
Walt Ghio (USA)

Henning Nyhegn (DEN)

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